The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Testing
Rank 142 137 134
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 13 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.59% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.75% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 1
Median daily rate £425 £370 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% +34.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -
Security Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2700 3341 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.85% 79.23% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 2053 1481
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 127 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +7.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.44 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 12 £425 +13.33% 2
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Testing.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
5 7 (41.18%) BDD
5 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (35.29%) Usability Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) .NET
7 5 (29.41%) JUnit
8 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) JMeter
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
10 2 (11.76%) MVNO
10 2 (11.76%) LTE
10 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
10 2 (11.76%) 4G
10 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
10 2 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (11.76%) API Testing

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) 2G
1 2 (11.76%) 3G
1 2 (11.76%) 4G
1 2 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) LTE
1 2 (11.76%) MVNO
1 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) JUnit
3 4 (23.53%) JMeter
4 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.88%) JProfiler
6 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Automation Tester
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium Tester
1 5 (29.41%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Developer in Test
2 4 (23.53%) Java Automation Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
5 7 (41.18%) BDD
6 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (35.29%) Unit Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Usability Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (23.53%) Build Automation
8 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 2 (11.76%) API Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
9 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
9 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CISSP
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) QA
3 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) IBM
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